An In-depth Look at

EV Charging Stations for Private and Commercial Use

What is an EV Charger and How does It Work?

When speaking with electric vehicle (EV) owners, the biggest concern they face is knowing when and where they are going to charge their EV. The average American has only ever driven a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, where they can fill their tank at one of the hundreds of thousands of gas stations across the country. But charging their EV takes a whole lot more planning.

With the growing demand for EV chargers, combined with the tax credits, rebates, and incentives EV charging stations are becoming a much more common sight. Whether you are a commercial property looking to install public EV chargers, a fleet or a multi-family dwelling looking for private chargers below is an in-depth review of EV charges.

Just like any rechargeable electronic device, both fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids require an EV charger for their batteries. The simplest explanation is, EV chargers pull an electric current from either a 240v outlet or the EV charger grid is hardwired, thus delivering power to the electric vehicle.

Basic EV Charger Terminology

Below are the basic EV charger terms you should keep in mind when starting your EV charger journey.

Alternating Current (AC) – An electrical current the reverses/alternates direction at specific times.

AMP – The measurement of electrical current per unit.

Charging Station – The visible part of the charging infrastructure used to supply power to electric vehicles. Also, see EVSE.

Direct Current (DC) – Unlike AC, direct current only runs in one direction.

Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) – Internal combustion engines or ICE are vehicles that run on gas instead of electricity.

Kilowatt-hour (KWH) – Kilowatt-hour is the unit of electricity transferred in an hour by one kilowatt of energy.

Level 1 Charging – Level 1 charging is slow and usually reserved for home use. The charging system is included with the purchase of an EV and plugs into a 120V outlet. It only delivers 15, 20, or 30 amps using alternating current, and takes several hours to fully charge the car’s battery.

Level 2 Charging – Level 2 charging stations are faster and deliver 240V of electricity. These charging stations are usually found in public places, and drivers can upgrade to the system at home.

Level 3 Charging – Level 3 charging stations or DC fast chargers are charger electric vehicles with direct current at as high as 800 volts. This allows for very rapid charging but comes with a hefty price tag. These are most common in gas stations looking to add additional services for EV owners.

For a more in-depth look at EV charger terminology, we have a blog with a full list of terms you will eventually want to know. For the full list read: Electric Vehicle Terminology Explained.

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The Different Types of EV Chargers

While there are technically 3 levels of EV charging, we are going to focus on level 2 AC chargers and level 3 DC chargers. Your level 1 chargers are most commonly sold with electric vehicles and are used in the home. They are extremely slow and are currently not available from Action Services Group.

Level 2 AC Chargers

Level 2 charging or AC charging is named in reference to the voltage level that the EV charger uses (240v). AC chargers come in a range of amperages, from 16 amps – 40 amps. AC chargers commonly utilize 16 or 30 amps, which are often referred to as 3.3 kW and 7.2 kW respectively.

EV Charging Station Level 2 AC

Our level 2 AC EV Charger

  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Output Power: Up to 7.6 kW
  • Input Power: 220~240 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 1-phase
  • Vehicle Connector: SAE J1772
  • Certifications: UL, cUL

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To learn more about our level 2 AC chargers, please visit our EV Charger main page where you will learn more information such as key benefits for charging station owners, drivers utilizing the charging stations, videos on your experience, and so much more.

Level 3 DC Chargers

Level 3 charging or DC fast charging is the fastest type of EV charging currently available and can charge an EV at a rate of 3-20 miles of range per minute. At 480v a DC fast charger is 16-32 times faster than a level 2 AC charger.

We currently offer 2 DC charger series. We have our EV level 3 DC chargers, as well as our Exceed DC chargers. Our Exceed DC chargers are the latest in fast charging technology and can charge vehicles 20% faster than any other fast charger in the market!

Level 3 EV Chargers – DC25D – 25 KW

Our Level 3 EV Charger – DC25D – 25 kW

  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Output Power: Up to 25 kW
  • Input Power: (1) 480 Vac, 60 Hz, three-phase; (2) 208 Vac, 60 Hz, three-phase
  • Vehicle Connector: CCS Type 1
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, FCC

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Level 3 EV Chargers – DC50A – 50 KW

Our Level 3 EV Charger – DC50A – 50 kW

  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Output Power: Up to 50 kW
  • Input Power: 480 Vac +/- 10%, 60 Hz; 3-phase
  • Vehicle Connector: CHAdeMO and CCS Type 1
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, FCC

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Level 3 EV Chargers – DC50B – 50 KW

Our Level 3 EV Charger – DC50B – 25 kW

  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Output Power: Up to 50 kW
  • Input Power: (1) 480 Vac, 60 Hz, three-phase; (2) 208 Vac, 60 Hz, three-phase
  • Vehicle Connector: CHAdeMO and CCS Type 1
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, FCC

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Electric Vehicle 60KW DC Charger - Level 3 EV Chargers

Our Exceed 60KW DC Chargers

  • 20% faster than any other DC fast charger
  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Max. Output Power: 60 kW
  • Input Power: 3-phase, 5-wire, 480 Vac
  • Network Connectivity: Ethernet, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Vehicle Connection: CCS1, CHAdeMO, AC
  • Certification: UL, cETLus

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Electric Vehicle 120KW DC Charger - Level 3 EV Chargers

Our Exceed 120KW DC Chargers

  • 20% faster than any other DC fast charger
  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Output Power: 120 kW
  • Input Power: 3-phase, 5-wire, 480 Vac
  • Network Connectivity: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G
  • Vehicle Connection: CHAdeMO, CCS1
  • Certification: UL

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Electric Vehicle 180KW DC Charger - Level 3 EV Chargers

Our Exceed 180KW DC Chargers

  • 20% faster than any other DC fast charger
  • Cloud Service: Noodoe EV OS
  • Output Power: 180 kW
  • Input Power: 3-phase, 5-wire, 480 Vac
  • Network Connectivity: Ethernet, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Vehicle Connection: CCS1, CHAdeMO, AC
  • Certification: UL, cETLus

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To learn more about our level 3 DC chargers or our Exceed DC chargers, please visit their main page where you will learn more information such as key benefits for charging station owners, drivers utilizing the charging stations, videos on your experience, how to monetize your chargers, and so much more.

Your EV Chargers Software Makes a Difference

Your EV charging software could make or break your EV network. Most people looking to have EV charger installed for their organization start by looking at the hardware. While you need the hardware to do the actual charging, the software is what streamlines your ROI as well as network processes and offers the EV driver an optimal charging experience.

Action Services Group offers the Noodoe EV operating system which grants our customers access to the most advanced EV operating system available on the market today. With our EV charger operating system you will experience the Noodoe advantage:

  • Intelligent Energy Management
  • Automatic Infrastructure Diagnostics
  • Autonomous Revenue Generation
  • Automatic Peak-Hour Price Adjustment
  • Automatic Transaction Billing
  • Auto Funds Transfer
  • And So Much More

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Load Balancing or Dynamic Lead Management

As more and more people purchase electric vehicles the need for EV chargers grows. Most organizations are considering installing EV charging stations either for their tenants, employees, or customers, but many don’t have the necessary electricity to keep up with the demand.

This is where load balancing or dynamic lead management comes into play. Let’s look at an example:

A small delivery fleet only has power for 5 EV chargers but has 10 on the property. With our EV charger operating system, the fleet can use a built-in program to keep everything balanced. The program only kicks in after the initial four chargers are in use. When vehicles pull up to the 5th, 6th, and other chargers the program takes over managing the power. It tracks energy usage across the stations, automatically keeping energy usage below the maximum power draw. The program divides the energy across the charger network and instead of moving the vehicles, the program moves the electricity.

EV Charger load balancing before

EV Charger load balancing after

To learn more about how our EV charger operating system manages load balancing, you can read our in-depth blog on the subject. You can find it here: What is EV Charger Load Balancing? – Also Known as Dynamic Load Management.

Monetizing Your EV Chargers

There are many different reasons to install EV chargers. You own a multi-family dwelling and some of your tenants have electric vehicles, you want to offer green solutions for your employees and visitors, you are taking advantage of the tax rebates and are installing them for public usage. There are many different reasons organizations opt to install EV chargers, but one of the main reasons the charger actually gets installed is because of the ability to monetize the EV chargers.

By monetizing EV chargers in combination with tax credits and rebates, most organizations are looking at a 3-month ROI. So the big question is how do you monetize your EV chargers?

There are 4 main steps to monetizing your EV chargers.

  1. Determine your EV charging model
  2. Evaluate your EV charging technology and apps
  3. Determine the network payment options
  4. Secure your fund transfer

After reviewing the above 4 steps you might think this seems a bit too easy. That’s because it is. With Action Services Group and our Noodoe operating system, it is that easy. Our operating system offers an ease of utilization that has made it the #1 preferred OS for network operators across the world.  Just watch this video to learn how easy it can be.

Tax Credits, Rebates, and Incentives

We are sure you have heard of at least one tax credit or rebate being offered for electric vehicle drivers and EV charger owners. The honest truth is, unless you are in the business of processing tax credits, rebates, and incentives, you would probably miss some of the available incentive funds currently being offered.

That last sentence might be a bit surprising, but with the ability to Stack Your Incentives, you do not want to miss one. There are currently incentives for both product and installation on a local, federal, and utility level. There are also a variety of grants currently available in most states.

When organizations choose Action Services Group for their EV charger needs, they not only receive an unparalleled product with a #1 rated operating system, but they also receive access to our rebates and incentive services. We will manage your tax credits, rebates, and incentives, making your initial investment fractions on the dolor.

To speak with an Action Services Group EV charger specialist about the available EV charger incentives, you can click the button below to Schedule A Call that fits your needs.

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